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The Rivers Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 8633733
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guinness pie” (11 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“mash” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recommend booking a table as it was very busy when we went and we had to wait over an hour for a food but the food was great and the prices were good

Thank 10810Kitkat
Reviewed yesterday

Fairly busy and popular pub located as the name refers to be the river. Paid street parking available. Pub had a good vibe as it was busy for midweek. My meal was pretty basic just normal pub fare nothing to write home about. Reasonable prices

Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Omg got to be the best and most filling Burger ever, the presentation the proportion of the ingredients, wow, and the Guinness pie is hard to get through too but to die for yum yum! Highly recommended!

Thank alanderic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family dining. Reasonable prices. You will leave with your tummy full. The restaurant and bar have an English pub feel.

Thank donp521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, great meals. Casual dining here was very relaxing, no hassles. Children welcome and well looked after.

Thank Trek814442
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Selection of food was great,dessert was awesome,waitress was very courtesy,quiet an very romantic ,the view was awesome,handy car parking,viewing of relics was a touch of authenticity to the restaurant,

Thank jkaaho
Reviewed 15 September 2018

it was quite busy which means it's either a good place to go, or the ONLY place to go. A good menu if on the high side of reasonable.

Thank majnz
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Nice atmosphere, mostly locals, very casual and relaxed. Lots of tasty and filling food options, reasonable prices. If you come on a weekend in the summer book ahead!

Thank Melodycobra
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place to eat.my wife have come to The Rivers on many occasions and enjoy the atmosphere and food.the staff are very friendly and helpful.our food is always cooked to perfection.my wife and I fully recommend The rivers to everybody

Thank dessteptowe
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Sitting in the restaurant just enjoyed the surf and turf meal so delicious and such good value for $ always come to this restaurant the foods amazing and the staff are friendly.. surf and turf on the left and lamb rump on the right 💖...More

Thank DesandBubS
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Christy M
18 September 2016|
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Response from GisBrit | Reviewed this property |
Well being from England myself then yeah I would. Then you won't be disappointed. If you do then they will stick a 'reserve' on a good table for you. It's a great pub and the Guinness is very good every time. Also could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Gladstone Rd & Reads Qy, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Gisborne Region  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +64 8633733
  • E-mail
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